Ryan Gerard is the owner and operator of BING Surfboard’s only Great Lakes dealer, Third Coast Surf Shop.Surfers have been sliding freshwater waves since the 1960s but with its recent growth in popularity, Ryan opened up shop in New Buffalo, MI in 2005 and has been leading the charge and spreading the stoke ever since.
This past summer, we were lucky to have Ryan, his wife Erin and a small crew of lake surfers or ”Lakers” (as we fondly named them) join us for a beach day at SanO and an evening of karaoke madness, those guys sure know how to rock the mic !
Above are a few pics of Ryan sliding his 9’4” BING NR Slim and one of him on a recent winter day.
Bing Rider Will Allen in a short video by Cameron Nelligan titled 'Sleeping Tacos'. Will is riding a 9'9" Bing BN Lightweight. The BN Lightweight Model is a lighter weight version of the Original Bing Noserider.
We were driving at night and thus had already broken one of just two rules we made before crossing the southern border. It wasn’t really our fault. A long construction delay due to recent landslides held us up for over an hour. We passed white crosses on the winding downhill, marking those who’s brakes gave way or tequila got the best of them.
Thanks to all that made it to the Boardroom Show in Del Mar, and to our Bing Surf Shop re-opening party! Lot's of good friends came out to enjoy food by Bird's Eye Kitchen and beers by Saint Archer. We also premiered the movie trailer for our 60th Anniversary documentary series filmed and edited by Bryce Lowe White. Stay tuned for our event at SHAAC in San Clemente in July and our video premiere at Oceanside Surf Museum in August!